[About this blog] Inspired by local soccer player Mike Lim during my rookie reporter days at Singapore Polytechnic, I set up this blog in August 2002. I feel that blogging is a novel platform to document interesting facets of my life and my thoughts on certain issues. [Email blogger] ephraim@singnet.com.sg

Sunday, October 15, 2006

1. The haze has gotten worse again today. With President Yudhoyono committing himself to solving the problem, the recent meeting of environment ministers in Pekan Baru should lead to concrete steps being taken. I was glad that Workers Party finally took a clear position on the haze a few days ago. I had hoped earlier that the Opposition would also say something about the Malaysian and Indonesian response to MM's remarks during the World Bank/IMF meeting, but they chose not to. Opposition MPs are not under the same constraints as PAP MPs and can speak more freely about such issues.

2. I attended another Iftar this evening at Masjid Alkaff near Bedok Reservoir. Mayor Zainul also attended. The mosque was originally on the site where Bedok Secondary School stands today. When the old mosque was demolished, then DPM Lee Hsien Loong promised that a better and bigger mosque would replace it.


Anonymous dr_d said...

Mr Yeo, really interesting to read all your blog. Keep it going!

Sunday, October 15, 2006 10:51:00 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Mr Yeo,

I have also attended a similar lantern festival celebration at Tampines. I feel a great sense of bonding among the families and neighbours as there was free, pure fun for everyone. We have family picnics under the moonlight while the children played. All our neighbours(Chinese, Malay and Indian) and their children having fun with lighting up the candles and lantern walks together.

Perhaps we could soon have a sort of "Singaporean Light Festival" for all during the period of Lantern Festival. All Singaporeans can have family-made or bring along their very own version of "lights" and Picnic under the moonlight.

Just like the water festival in Thailand, Simple and Pure fun like playing with candles (not fire though)would surely provide a great platform for Bonding among all race and religion.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 1:12:00 pm

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear Minister,

I really enjoy reading your blog entries. They are very interesting. Enjoy those pictures too.

Keep posting.

Best regards,

Tuesday, October 17, 2006 3:34:00 pm


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